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Software Lead - Radio Frequency Blanking Unit

Job ID: 2303229
Location: CRANE, IN, United States
Date Posted: Mar 7, 2023
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Systems Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Software Lead Support for establishing the Software Support Activity (SSA) for the Radio Frequency Blanking Unit (RFBU) on the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler.


This opportunity is based out of Crane, IN. Relocation to the area will be considered on a case by case basis, as well as remote/flex work with travel. 


The ideal candidate has experience establishing SSAs or has worked within SSA designing and supporting production software. The candidate must be familiar with software development processes and associated tools such as, but not limited to, JIRA, Visual Studio, and GIT. The candidate will support the team lead for the RFBU SSA, which is anticipated to include 3 to 4 software engineers. They will help with defining the production software processes to include, but not limited to, design, verification, configuration management, and quality control.

*The SSA assumes the role of providing post-deployment life cycle support for modifications or upgrades made to a system's software following the system's initial fielding.

Job Functions:

  • Providing general system administration and monitoring including account provisioning, resource usage, upgrades, patches and logs
  • Providing application administration including but not limited to configuration, custom group and role development, security issues, upgrades and future release project implementation and coordination
  • Assisting in the integration and growth of the department's business intelligence and reporting solutions
  • Participating as a member of project teams related to configuration of project work flows and modifications to vendor configurations, ensuring quality documentation and adherence to technical design standards/architecture
  • Testing and installing vendor patches and new releases, following change-control management and vendor-recommended best practices and procedures; supervise all changes (both vendor and in-house) to the production environment
  • Championing policies and standards governing the Project Development Life Cycle (PDLC) working closely with the department Configuration Management (CM) lead including, but not limited to the testing of new configurations, the development of enhancements, deployment, daily operations and maintenance, reporting and documentation (technical and end user)
  • Supporting policies which promote process and service improvement across the enterprise
  • Providing regular, ongoing feedback to peers and management promoting continuous improvement
  • Generate ad hoc reports and regular datasets/report information for end-users using system tools and database or data warehouse queries and scripts. Integrate data from multiple sources to produce requested or required data elements. Program and maintain report forms and formats, information dashboards, data generators, canned reports and other end-user information portals or resources
  • Provide technical support as secondary (back-up) to current Team members for Team Center/Ops Center/WBS job functions


Position Requirements:

  • US Citizenship required
  • Ability receive and maintain a Secret Security Clearance
  • Bachelor's degree, mid level to expert level experience can be considered
  • Radio Frequency Blanking Unit (RFBU) experience

Other required experience with:

  • Python, .NET / C#, JavaScript
  • HTML / CSS
  • SQL (MS SQL Server 2017) 
  • SQL Server Reporting Services 
  • Git

Preferred Skills:

  • SharePoint 2013 / Online
  • jQuery
  • Microsoft Power Apps / PowerBI
  • Test Driven Development / Unit Testing
  • Docker
  • MS Project, including the use of shared resource pools.
  • Can learn new technologies quickly


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.  We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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